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2 minutes 30 seconds
Artist website: therealallanholdsworth.com (website appears to be offline - I'll make it a clickable link when the site is back online again.)
What makes this video great and what can you learn from it?
- close-up of Allan's solo
- fluid, effortless legato playing
- wide stretches/intervals
- use of whammy bar for intonation shaping
What can you learn from the article?
- what other great guitarists have said about Allan Holdsworth
- how staying true to yourself can lead to an impressive musical reputation
- which bands/musicians he has performed with
Takeaway: Regardless of whether you "like" a certain style of music or a guitarist's playing, there's always something to learn and to emulate. And when many famous guitar players have outed themselves as a fan, it's definitely a good idea to check deeper into it.
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 28 seconds
The Guitarist's Guitarist
To many listeners Allan Holdsworth's music might sound too technical, too outside, too different.
And that's ok. Fortunately, taste is subjective and people are allowed to like what they like. However, when you play guitar (as a visitor of this site this is highly likely 🙂 ) you should definitely check deeper into Allan Holdsworth's playing.Continue Reading...